I've visited this area near Ouray, Colorado many times and have photographed many wildflowers, but the Corn Lily plant is as beautiful to behold as any of the flowers seen there. In this shot they make a great foreground to the San Juan Mountains.
Cripple Creek is a small mountain town that is now home to several casinos but was made famous by the gold rush of the 1800's. I spotted this gorgeous scene while taking the back way to Cripple Creek. It is situated on fenced private property.
Looking pretty much like it did when the Ute Indians camped here for their pow wows, except now it has trails, a parking lot and a visitors center, the Garden of the Gods is a major attraction to visitors to the Pikes Peak Region. It's a favorite of photographers, amateurs and pros alike.